Couple Vacancies

Management Couple ~ St Tropez

A highly experienced domestic couple is required to provide excellent ‘hands-on’ and management services in an exceptional, newly renovated, 10 bedroom/3.5 hectare property in St Tropez. There are some ongoing exterior work finalising gardens, landscaping etc which is being overseen by the client’s project manager. The Principal and his family will be using the property for the summer months each year and occasional long weekends outside of the high season months, he uses the property for 4-5 months in total each year.

The lengthy renovation of this property has been a real ‘labour of love’ for this employer and he is now seeking a special couple with excellent management and service skills who will run this beautiful home, working with the client’s family office and his project manager.

In the summer months the client employs a chef, a butler and one or more housekeepers dependant on number of guests. Outside of the summer season when he visits for a long weekend occasionally, he would like the couple to be able to provide light family cooking and informal table service. This Western European employer is known to be a very good employer, he keeps his staff long term, many have been with him more than a decade.

Duties will include:

  • Management of interiors and exteriors

  • Hands-on housekeeping

  • Overseeing seasonal housekeepers

  • Recruitment of seasonal staff

  • Stock Control

  • Cooking light, healthy family meals outside of high season

  • Informal table service outside of the summer season

  • Good technical knowledge of household systems, A/C, heating etc

  • Scheduling of maintenance/service contracts

  • Care/Servicing of luxury vehicles

  • Oversight of gardening team

  • Preparation of monthly reports

  • Preparation of receipts and expenditure to be sent to project manager

  • Both to speak fluent English, one to speak fluent French

  • Both to be able to drive

Both of the couple must have an exceptional eye for detail and able to run a home to the level of a 5* boutique hotel

Applicants must have at least 5 years of experience working as a couple in a similar role. Accommodation of a small gardien house within the grounds of the property is offered with this role. Unfortunately couples with children or pets cannot be considered. Applicants must have EU passports and excellent letters of reference from previous employers.

Salary: €7k net per month neg

Start date: TBD

Domestic Couple ~ Long Term ~ Mougins

This client is seeking a highly experienced and professional couple who are able to provide top level FOH and guest services in the summer months as well as general maintenance on both interior and exterior in the winter months. There is a travelling estates manager overseeing this property plus a gardening team, a long term housekeeper and extra housekeeping and service staff employed in July and August.

During July and August the working hours will be long and the couple will work 6 days per week, outside of these months it is a 5 day working week on a standard French contract.

From mid-September onwards a newly renovated one bedroom apartment, which is part of a larger seasonal staff villa, is provided close to the employer’s property. Candidates must speak fluent English, some French from the male of the couple would be an advantage. All applicants must have excellent letters of reference, a European passport and a recent criminal records check.

Salary: €6k net pm neg

Start date: TBD

Live-in Steward/ess/Deckhand Couple ~ Villa & Yacht ~ Long Term ~ French Riviera 

This client is seeking an experienced and professional couple who are able to provide top level guest services/deckhand/handyman duties both in a large property near Cannes and on a 50+m yacht. Candidates must have excellent experience working previously on yachts and be willing and able to adapt to working for the much of the year in the villa property.

Accommodation is provided in a staff house where the couple will have a large en-suite bedroom/sitting room and will share the kitchen facilities with some seasonal staff from time to time. Candidates must speak fluent English, have excellent letters of reference and a recent criminal records check.

Salary: €5k net pm neg

Start date: TBD

Domestic Couple – Grasse POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced couple is required to work in a luxury family property near Grasse. The employer and his young family use the villa regularly throughout the year, especially over the school vacation periods. The family enjoy good, healthy family cuisine and if it is the female of the couple who cooks the employer will expect the male of the couple to assist his partner with general housekeeping when she is busy in the kitchen.

Duties:

  • Good family cook

  • Excellent housekeeping/laundry

  • Good all-round handyman

  • Pool Care

  • Daily setting up/clearing away of pool and terrace areas

  • Driver (occasional)

  • Flexible approach

  • Conversational English and French from at least one of the couple

  • Help gardening team when necessary

Independent accommodation is offered with this role; unfortunately couples with dependent children or pets cannot be considered. Applicants must have EU passports or working visas already in place.

Salary: €5k npm

Start date: ASAP

Please note: Applicants for positions based in France MUST have a current working visa/carte de sejour or be the holder of an EU passport

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